“This is an initiative with a very positive impact and we thank the U.S. Department of Labor and other grantors for doing it.”
- Glutenfreeda Foods, Inc.,   employee, Skagit County
“Thank you. I would not have been able to take these courses without tuition help. I appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow.”
– Decagon Devices, Inc.,    employee, Whitman County
“The Make it in Washington program is opening up new opportunities for me. I have learned more than I expected and I’m grateful for the opportunity.”
– Decagon Devices, Inc.,    employee, Whitman County
“WSU did an amazing job helping me through this process. They got me enrolled a quarter earlier than I thought I could start.”
– Trail Tech, Inc.,    employee, Clark County
“The Make it in Washington education program allows our staff to gain knowledge then share these best practices with the rest of the company.”
– Nichols Brothers Boat Builders    employee, Island County
Business consulting to boost your success
Our Make it in Washington Business Consultants provide unique in-depth consulting to help you build upon your strengths, identify and address your weaknesses, and take your manufacturing business to the next level.
We provide guidance on improving operational efficiencies; accessing new sources of growth/development capital; navigating the risks associated with pursuing new customers, markets, and products; and solving technological challenges.
Our consultants are seasoned professionals with broad-based business sector experience and deep vertical knowledge. We will work with you side-by-side to help you achieve success. Interested and qualified companies will receive a robust evaluation and a tailored work plan for each engagement.
Learn more about the CoreValue software tool to assess and increase your business worth.
One piece of the Make it in Washington initiative to increase manufacturing capacity in select Washington counties is the creation of a statewide manufacturing asset map. The map will be used to help create connections to new business opportunities and raise the visibility of Washington companies.
Please take 10-15 minutes to tell us a little about your business:
Small to mid-sized manufacturers in 25 of Washington’s 39 counties may qualify for fully funded consulting services. 25 Washington counties can take advantage of the entire suite of consulting services, while 31 counties are eligible for the Education, Business Assessment (CoreValue), and Asset Mapping services.
Q: Do companies need to be based in the qualifying counties in the state of Washington?
Yes, the company or branch location must be based in one of the eligible Washington counties.
Q: Which counties are eligible?
The following 25 Washington counties are eligible for Business Consulting services: Adams, Asotin, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Grant, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Skamania, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Whitman, and Yakima.
The following 31 Washington counties are eligible for Education, Business Assessment (CoreValue), and Asset Mapping services: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.
Q: How soon can my company begin the consulting engagement?
Once we have established contact with your company, a representative from the Make it in Washington team will arrange a meeting with your business to discuss program offerings and develop a tailored scope of work.
Q: What Business Consulting services are offered?
A robust evaluation and a tailored work plan are provided for each engagement by members of the Make it in Washington team. We are able to provide guidance in areas such as improving operational efficiencies; accessing new sources of growth/development capital; navigating the risks associated with pursuing new customers, markets, and products; and solving technological challenges.
Q: What is the CoreValue Business Assessment?
The CoreValue Business Assessment is a software tool that our Business Consultants can walk you through to help you discover how to run your business at peak performance. CoreValue can help you understand what you’re worth, where to grow, and how to convert growth into real wealth.
Q: What is the Asset Mapping Questionnaire?
The Asset Mapping Questionnaire is a short survey available here that is being used to create a statewide manufacturing asset map to help raise the profile of Washington companies and connect them to new business opportunities.
Q: Who are the Business Consultants?
The Make it in Washington business consultants are seasoned professionals with broad-based business sector experience and deep vertical knowledge. Consulting services are provided through the Innovate Washington Foundation, Impact Washington, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory, and Washington State Department of Commerce.
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